Help with dying shrubs - Taxus Baccata ?


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Hey there,
Since one year, I have moved out to a new house in the south-east of Germany with a small garden and there’s these shrubs, which are now turning red and seem dying, obviously because I have not been taking care or watering them regularly. I’m honestly not sure what kind of shrubs are these but, looking at a similar one in a gardening store, these seem to be like “Taxus Baccata” yews (aren’t they ?).

What I tried doing since one to 3 months is:
  1. changing to a special soil for green plants with a natural fertilizer,
  2. using a generic fertilizer (liquid) for green plants, I will also be adding mulch on top to keep moisture,
  3. watering them much frequently, like 2-3 times a week (is it too much ?).

Notice that the part that’s still green-ish (from the first picture) is exposed to rain, whereas the part that’s turning red is under a balcony. On the other hand, I hear that maybe excessive watering could also result in rotting roots. What do you guys think could be done to save these shrubs or are they long gone ? How frequently should I be watering these now, considering that the weather is getting hotter and dryer with the summer ? Apologies in advance for being a total newbie and thanks !!

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Welcome Amemni. :)

A close up picture of the foliage would help please, but from what I can see they are not Taxus, but conifers. Unfortunately two are already dead and the others unlikely to recover. If they are conifers they will not produce new green growth.
 
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Thank you Sheal, appreciate the explanation. :)

Alright, at least now I know what they are and it's not worth the effort to try anything, I will have to plant new ones.

Here's a closer look at the leaves as requested:
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You're welcome. :)

Hmmm, that could be Taxus but it's in such a poor condition it makes it difficult to confirm. I would suggest you plant new ones in a different area, the fact they are so close to a building and rock, is possibly why they have died. They need ground to spread their roots and whether they be Taxus or conifers they are thirsty and hungry plants.
 

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